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Photometrics CoolSNAP™ DYNO

2.8 Megapixel Cooled Monochrome USB 3.0 Camera

Advanced Technical Features Improve Limits of Detection and Quantification

Great instruments don’t create great science, but they are essential to telling the story. Photometrics puts the right tool in your hands when the goal is fast, sensitive imaging and documentation in true plug-and-play fashion. CoolSNAP DYNO is a 2.8 MP camera that provides a large field of view for overview images, but is capable of signal binning for work at high magnification or increased sensitivity. Fixed or live, time lapse, slide scanning or dynamic cell imaging, CoolSNAP DYNO packs the punch you need in an everyday camera your lab will depend on.

CoolSNAP DYNO is packed with advanced technical features that improve limits of detection and quantification. The camera generates large amounts of data, but handles it smoothly via the new super speed USB 3.0 interface. 

Key Features:

  • USB 3.0 Interface
  • 1940 x 1460 imaging array
  • 54 x 4.54 µm pixels
  • ~75% peak quantum efficiency
  • 50MHz two port readout
  • Binning
  • 14-bit digitization
  • Support in a wide range of third party software packages
  • Supported in Windows 7, 8.1 and 10, 64-bit/32-bit
  • Includes full two-year warranty

Primary Applications:

  • Fixed Cell Imaging
  • Live Cell Imaging
  • Time Lapse Imaging
  • Slide Scanning
Camera Specifications
Sensor TypeSony ICX-674 Monochrome Scientific Interline CCD
CCD Array1920 x 1460 pixels
Pixel Size4.54 x 4.54 µm
Sensor Dimensions8.8mm x 6.6mm (11mm Diagonal)
Peak Quantum Efficiency75% at 600nm
Full Well Capacity>16,000e- single pixel (>22,000e- with on-chip binning)
Digital Output14-bit
Digitization RateUSB 3.0 50MHz high frame rate
Read Noise5.2e- RMS
Frame Rate14 fps (full resolution), 24.1 fps (binned 2x2)
Exposure Time Range25µs – 60min
Supported Binning Modes1x1, 2x2, 4x4, 6x6, 8x8, 12x12, 16x16, 24x24
Dark Current Rate0.0006 e/p/s at -12°C regulated
Intelligent QuantificationDefect correction (nearest neighbour)
Operating SystemsWindows 7, 8.1 and 10 (64-bit/32-bit)
Data InterfaceUSB 3.0 (USB 2.0 compatible at reduced fps)
Triggering I/O SupportTrigger In, Expose Out, End-of-Frame, Shutter Out
Supported Trigger ModesTrigger First, Strobe, Bulb
Optical Interface1” C-mount
Mounting Hole Thread¼” – 20 threads, 4 sides
Camera Dimensions98.4mm x 76mm x 76mm
Weight1.55lb, 0.72kg
Power Requirement7.5DC, 2.5A